Roger Schroer from the Transportation Research Centre in Ohio, who is the current holder of the FIA world record, piloted the VENTURI VBB-2.5 in 2010 to a top speed of 495 km/h (307.58 mph). He plans to hit the 600 km/h (372.82 mph) mark in September 2013 in the 3000 bhp VBB-3, nicknamed Jamais Contente ( “insatiatble” in French). The speedy syndicate plan on challenging the 700 km/h or 435 mph mark in 2014 and push those limits further in 2015
In 2009 OSU and Venturi built back in Buckeye Bullet achieved a top speed of about 301 mph or 484 km/h.
The 1st public unveiling of the VBB-3 will take place on the Bonneville Salt Flats, where it will take part in the SPEEDWEEK on August 10 – 16, 2013. The FIA record attempts will take place on September 12 and 18, 2013.
The vehicle was given the nick name Jamais Contente, a name given to Camille Jenatzi, the first person in history to break the 100 km/h (62 mph) barrier on April 29, 1899.